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Sgoil an Iochdair agus a'Choimhearsnachd

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Sgoil an Iochdair agus a'Choimhearsnachd (Eochar School and Community) was formed in December 1998 in response to a lack of outdoor facilities at Iochdar School. It is a community group whose aim is to support recreation and sport in the catchment area of the school, which extends from Peninerine in South Uist up to Island Flodda, Benbecula, in the Western Isles.

Google Maps shows the location of the school. Note that 'Iochdar' is the Gaelic spelling and 'Eochar' is the English/phonetic spelling.

The group's core aim is to upgrade outdoor facilities in the cathment area of Iochdar School. The people who attended the first meetings came because of the poor state of the football pitch at Iochdar Hall, and because of the lack of facilities for pupils at the school and croileagan. Along the way, after a community survey and a feasibility study, we have completed a number of small projects. We have undertaken three large projects, including a major makeover of the playground and playing fields at the school. We are in the process of improving the football pitch at Iochdar Hall.

Our group is an association with lots of members, both individuals and community groups. We have a board of up to seven trustees, of which three represent community groups, three are elected from the local community, and one of which can be co-opted. See our organisational chart (Microsoft Word, 24K) for more details.

Our current trustees are:

  • Mairi Bremner (Chairwoman)
  • Peter Bird (Iochdar School Parent Council)(Vicechairman)
  • Morag Ann MacAulay (Treasurer)
  • Ronnie MacPhee (Junior Youth Club representative)
  • Stephen MacAulay (Iochdar Saints Football Club)
  • Donald Roddy MacRury (SUBAS)
  • Vacancy for co-opted member

Our Hon. Secretary is:

  • Dr Kate Dawson

Our current membership list can be downloaded here. New members are always welcome.

Sgoil an Iochdair agus a’Choimhearsnachd is a Scottish charity (number SC032387) and a guarantee company without share capital limited by guarantee (number SC 295454).

For further information, please see our constitution (PDF 224K). Please note that the consitution contains amendments from our AGM in 2011.

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